Τρίτη, 27 Ιανουαρίου 2009

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1700 years from the proclamation of Christianity as Armenia's state religion



The second millennium AD has already reached its end.

At the beginning of the 3rd millennium, Armenians both in Armenia and the diaspora have started organizing various manifestations, in order to commemorate the greatest turning point in their history, the proclamation of Christianity as the official religion of the Armenian state.


It is a historical fact that, as according to the Oxford dictionary of the Christian Church, "Armenians were the first to adopt Christianity officially" in 301 AD through a decree issued by King Drtad III.



The Armenian Church is officially called Armenian Apostolic Church, for the very simple reason that Christianity was made known in Armenia by two of the apostles of the Lord, Thaddeus and Bartholomieu. Their work was later followed by the sacrifice of many christians.


Catholicos Karekin I. (Catholicossate of Echmiadzin, Armenia)
The christinization of Armenians or the official adoption of Christianity in Armenia was the first great revolution in the country, aiming at Persia, which, during the 3rd century AD had repeatedly tried to subordinate Armenia and thus enforce the project of conquering all of Asia for its own benefit.


at the hands of our leadership of the time, Christianity became a weapon with social power against Persian Masteism and not only saved the Arshagouni Dynasty, but also provided a solution for the political crisis in which Armenia had then found itself to be, that of maintaining its national identity.












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